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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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1. The traditional beliefs and customsof a group of people that have been passed down orally.

2. A six-line unit of verse constituting a stanza or section of a poem.

3. A tension created as the reader becomes involved in a story and when the author leaves the reader in doubt about what is coming next.

4. A type of form or structure in poetry characterized by regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme - line length - and metrical pattern.

5. The conversation of characters in a literary work.

6. The series of events that make up a story or drama.

7. The organizational form of a literary work.

8. An accented syllable followed by an unaccented one.

9. A form of language in which writers and speakers mean exactly what their words denote.

10. An imaginary person that inhabits a literary work.

11. A short story that teaches a moral or a religious lesson.

12. The repetition of similar vowel sounds in a sentence or a line of poetry or prose.

13. A figure of speech in which two completely unlike things are compared.

14. Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.

15. Words and phrases that vividly recreate a sound - sight - smell - touch - or taste for the reader by appealing to the senses.

16. A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones.

17. The point after the climax where the action begins to drop off and the events of the plot become clear or are explained in some way.

18. The grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue.

19. A story passed down over generations that is believed to be based on real events and real people.

20. The dictionary meaning of a word.

21. A figure of speech in which a part of something represents its whole.

22. A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a seperate stanza in a poem.

23. Words spoken by one character in a play - either directly to the audience or to another character - that the other characters supposedly do not hear.

24. A three-line stanza.

25. A character struggles with himself/herself and his/her opposing needs.

26. A moment of insightfulness when a character realizes some truth.

27. Spectific characteristics are applied to an entire group of people and are used to 'classify' those people as part of a 'group'.

28. A brief witty poem - often satirical.

29. Poetic meters such as trochaic and oactylic that move or fall from a stressed to an unstressed syllable.

30. As the conflict(s) develop and the characters attempt to revolve those conflicts - suspense builds.

31. A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables.

32. The first stage of a functional or dramatic plot - in which necessary background information is provided.

33. The group of readers to whom a piece of literature is directed.

34. The use of similar structure to express similar or related ideas - words - phrases - sentences - or paragraphs may be organized in a parallel structure.

35. A four line stanza in a poem.

36. A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as 'like' or 'as'.

37. Hints of what is to come in the action of a play or story.

38. The character or force with which the protagonist conflicts.

39. The main character of a literary work.

40. A lyrical poem that laments the dead.

41. Imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.

42. Then narrator is a character in the story and tells the reader his/her story using the pronoun 'I'.

43. The resolution of the plot of a literarture work.

44. A strong pause within a line.

45. The process by which the writer presents and reveals a character.

46. A figure of speech involving exaggeration.

47. The emotion or feeling a word creates.

48. The point at which the action of the plot turns in an unexpected direction for the protagonist.

49. A long - statle poem in stanzas of varied length - meter - and form.

50. The way people speak in various parts of the country or around the world.